SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
STEVENS ROBERT J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
800 N. LINDBERGH BLVD.

(Street)
ST. LOUIS MO 63167

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
MONSANTO CO /NEW/ [ MON ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
04/13/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 04/13/2012 M 20,000 A $8.325 76,301 D
Common Stock 04/13/2012 S 20,000 D $77.302 (1) 56,301 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Option (Right to Buy) $8.325 (2) 04/13/2012 M V 20,000 09/18/2005 09/18/2012 (3) Common Stock 20,000 $0 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. This price represents the weighted average sale price for multiple transactions reported on this line. The price of the transactions reported on this line ranged from $77.30 to $77.33. Upon request by the Commission staff, the issuer or a security holder of the issuer, the reporting person will undertake to provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
2. The original exercise price was $16.65 but was incorrectly reported as $16.375 on Form 4s filed on 9/20/2002 and subsequently. Upon a 2-for-1 split of Monsanto Company common stock on 7/28/2006, the adjusted exercise price was incorrectly reported as $8.1875 on a Form 4 filed on 8/1/2006.
3. The expiration date was incorrectly reported as 9/17/2012 on Form 4s filed since 9/20/2002.
Remarks:
Jennifer L. Woods, Attorney-in-Fact 04/17/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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